Prior to heading out, be sure you are aware of the forecast for your destination. There are several websites that will give you the weather forecast for the week. Armed with the proper facts, you will know that to expect and what to pack.

Always pack and carry a survival kit. Survival kits should contain waterproof matches, a survival knife, a first aid kit, a flare gun and water purifying tablets. You need this if you become lost or stranded; the items in your kit may save your life. Remember to take it everywhere you go when you’re away from your campsite.

You must remember that the natural world does not belong to you. Don’t litter, and don’t leave trash behind. You want the campsite to look the way it started. By taking care of the natural world, you can help to preserve it for future generations.

Check out what the weather is going to be like before you leave for your destination. You can find the average weather during a season for almost any location online. Armed with the proper facts, you will know that to expect and what to pack.

Camping can create lifelong friendships with other campers. Talk to your neighbors at the campground, and be social. Campgrounds create a very social atmosphere. Failing to socialize during your camping trip will mean that you miss out on the chance to make new friends. Have the clothing you will pack planned out before your trip. Make sure that you pack enough clothes to last you for the whole trip. You should also make sure that you pack suitable clothes for the weather forecast and activities planned. You should also have a pair of hiking boots or some other type of durable, protective shoe.